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Down Dog Yoga & Dinner at Great Sage

Good morning! It’s a beautiful one here in D.C. — cooler and breezy, with lots of sunshine. My favorite :) I started my morning bright and early with an hour long hot vinyasa flow yoga class at Down Dog Yoga in Georgetown with Gena! Remember when we went to Tranquil Space in Dupont last week? This is her other favorite yoga studio in the Continue Reading …

A Vegan Dinner at Whole Foods Boulder!

Hello, hello! The fun continues here at the Fitness & Health Blogger’s Conference in Boulder, CO! (Above with Heather and Theodora — thanks to Gretchen for the photo!) On Friday night, we were all treated to a healthy (completely vegan!) farm-to-table style private dinner courtesy of the local Whole Foods. We ate outside, the Continue Reading …

Curried Barley Chickpea Salad (Vegan!)

I have a delicious new recipe for you guys today! Behold — Curried Barley Chickpea Salad — and it’s vegan, too! I was in the mood for something light and summery but flavorful last night. This fit the bill perfectly! Vegan Curried Barley Chickpea Salad Makes 3 to 4 servings Ingredients: 1 C uncooked barley 1 15oz can chickpeas Continue Reading …

Biking the Potomac & Salads at Sweetgreen

When I was packing to come up to D.C., I checked the weather and saw it was going to be especially gorgeous yesterday, on Saturday. I decided to throw my bike in the car and take advantage of the opportunity to hit up some DC trails! I went out yesterday morning without any real thoughts on how far I wanted to go — I just figured I’d see how Continue Reading …

Restaurant Review: Butternut Squash in Chapel Hill

Hello friends! I found a great new (to me) restaurant last night here in Chapel Hill — Butternut Squash! A bunch of local readers had recommended it so I finally decided it was time to give it a try and met my high school friends Kristi, Amy, and Hilary for dinner there last night. Before we get started with the deliciousness, I have a Continue Reading …

Guest Post: Gena from Choosing Raw with Five Raw, Vegan Recipes!

Good morning! I have one more awesome guest post to share with you all today while I continue madly studying! Today’s post is courtesy of my good friend Gena of Choosing Raw. Not only is Gena a beautiful writer (and former editor — just like me!), but many of her posts are thought provoking and I love that she’s not scared to write about Continue Reading …

Whole Wheat Vegan Carrot Cake Muffins

Who says vegan baked goods aren’t awesome? Not me, that’s for sure. I can’t believe I haven’t posted this recipe yet! When I was first getting into the healthy living realm and learning to cook back in 2006/7, this recipe was one my very first creations. I used to work for a government contractor back before I left to teach English Continue Reading …

"Cheesy" Vegan Coconut Sautéed Chickpeas and Kale

I’d recommend hitting the grocery store immediately — because vegan or not, you will want to make this recipe ASAP. It smells and tastes like cheesy buttery goodness — but it’s vegan! Introducing “Cheesy” Vegan Coconut Sautéed Chickpeas and Kale: I made this this morning in my pajamas because class was cancelled today! I was sad Continue Reading …